MARE was established in 2000 by the University of Amsterdam and SISWO (Netherland’s Institute for Social Science Research). MARE now has four institutional partners, located in three countries of Europe:
- University of Amsterdam (Governance and Inclusive Development Group)
- Wageningen University and Research Centre (Environmental Policy Group)
- Aalborg University (Innovative Fisheries Management)
- Tromsø University (Norwegian Fisheries College)
The MARE staff consists of social scientists involved with topics of coast and sea, who contribute to one or more of MARE’s products (Conference, Journal MAST, Publication series). Most of them are linked to the MARE’s institutional partners, but people from other organisations and from other countries are active in MARE as well.
MARE ‘s Executive Committee
Dr. Kathrine Tveiterås (Head of Department, Norwegian College of Fisheries, University of Tromsø)
Dr.ir. Luc van Hoof (Manager European Research Development IMARES, Wageningen University & Executive Secretary EFARO)
Benjamin G. Blount – SocioEcological Informatics, USA
Simon Bush – Professor, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Sarah Coulthard – Senior lecturer, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Svein Jentoft – Professor, Norwegian Fisheries College, University of Tromsø, Norway
Derek Johnson – Associate professor, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ajit Menon, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India
Iris Monnereau – Food and Agricultural Organization, Barbados.
Jesper Raakjaer – Professor, Department of Development and Planning, University of Aalborg
Merle Sowman, Associate professor, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Aarthi Sridhar – PhD Candidate, GID, AISSR, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Trustee, Dakshin Foundation, India
Linde van Bets – MARE conference coordinator.